Ukraine: Serviceman killed in Crimea
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Ukraine: Serviceman killed in Crimea

Armed forces spokesman says truck bearing a Russian flag was seen while base was stormed by unknown men

Pro-Russian volunteers gather in a square next to the Council of Ministers of Crimea's building, in Simferopol, on March 14, 2014 (photo credit: AFP/Daniel Leal Olivas)
Pro-Russian volunteers gather in a square next to the Council of Ministers of Crimea's building, in Simferopol, on March 14, 2014 (photo credit: AFP/Daniel Leal Olivas)

KIEV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military spokesman says a serviceman has been killed and another injured when a base in Crimea was stormed by armed men.

Vladislav Seleznev, a spokesman for the Ukrainian armed forces in Crimea, said on his Facebook page that the base in the Crimean capital Simferopol was stormed by unknown armed men on Tuesday. He said a truck bearing a Russian flag was used in the operation.

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